wedding and baby inspiration, diy, design and other loveliness

Utterly Smitten

A friend of mine who’s sister I used to know back in college shared recently that his sister’s wedding was featured on Utterly Engaged. Completely smitten by the whole wedding itself, I just had to share with you all. It’s full of great DIY and the story behind it is how Angelique, the bride, would go on these bargain hunts for clearance-priced items for the wedding and how all those little details came together for one gorgeous DIY wedding. Photography by Jenny Smith of Alders Photography. Venue: Tiber Canyon Ranch in San Luis Opispo.


i love those fabric swatch escort cards!!

Root beer float shots and brownie squares for an evening snack

Check out the full feature on Utterly Engaged.

DIY Pom Vines

This is GREAT!!! So easy! Go here for the easy step by step instructions!



Thanks Once Wed for sharing!!!

How Sweet It Is

Ok, ok so I still haven’t done part 2 of Lisa’s wedding photos, but I will! Until then, I share with you the pennant we created for her Sweet Bar. Just download the zipped PDF and print away! It includes all the letters HOW SWEET IT IS. Enjoy!

Lisa’s Big Day: The Bridesmaid’s POV PART 1

Lisa is finally married and on her way to her honeymoon on some obscure tropical island! Lucky girl! I was privileged enough to be part of her big day and super excited to share with you my non-pro shots of the day. I’m sure Lisa will post some from her photographer, the uber talented Sabine Scherer later on as well. Both ceremony and reception were held outdoors at the beautiful Hakone Gardens, a Japanese koi pond garden in Saratoga, CA.

Hung at the gate entrance of the garden.
The bridesmaids’ bouquets and boutonnieres were all made by Lisa herself on the night before her wedding. Yes, she is crazy, but it takes a little bit of crazy to be a creative genius. =) I loved the little pom ball boutonnieres.

The programs sat in an apple crate she found for $1 at some random store. The covers were printed on a metallic stardream green paper through my inkjet and the inside was printed on kraft paper through my laser printer.


these were inspired by the lovely work of Erin Jang


Each table centerpiece sat one of these lovelies. Two yellow birdies nesting on a delicious red velvet or banana cake on top of wood stumps cut by the bride’s very own hubby. I was in love with these.


At the reception, this was one of many tables set up. It was the sweet bar full of Paulette’s macaroons, lemonade and a popcorn bar all in the colors of the wedding


The table numbers were held by one large, evenly round white balloon with a tag of the table number printed on. Each balloon was held down by a single green apple. She found a local balloon shop that sold these in all different sizes and colors.


Check back for more of the fun-filled day!

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